Thoughts On The Super Bowl And Sports In General

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on February 9, 2014 under Why | Be the First to Comment

I have always enjoyed sports. As a youngster, I played organized sports–even into college. Over the years, I played football, basketball, and baseball. I ran track. And I was on the high school wrestling team. Football and wrestling were my two favorite sports.

As an adult, I have always enjoyed watching college and professional sports on television. And on occasion, I enjoyed attending professional sporting events. Though I must admit that over the past several years, I have just about stopped watching sports on television–except I still enjoy watching NFL football and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament when I can (which isn’t too often, as I’m always working).

As a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, I always root for the NFC champion in the Super Bowl. Accordingly, I was rooting for the Seattle Seahawks in the Big Game last Sunday evening. I predicted Seattle would win, because it has always been my observation that a great defense usually beats a great offense in a championship game–especially in pro football. Although, along with everyone else, I was surprised at how badly the Seahawks beat the Broncos.

Because I played sports growing up, I came to appreciate the positive attributes of organized athletics. Obviously, the physical conditioning and discipline required in athletics is an important element in the overall health of young people. I’m not sure how it is in public schools today, but when I was going to public school, one did not have to join the school’s sports team to receive physical conditioning. We had an organized physical regimen each and every semester–from grade school all the way up. It was called PE (Physical Education) class in those days, and it wasn’t play time. We had to work.

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Forgetting Those Things Which Are Behind

Posted by Larry Miller on December 30, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

New Years Day is a new beginning, an opportunity to start over. It is a chance to draw a line at the end of an old year and start fresh. It’s not that last year’s problems have gone away. We still have Barack Hussein Obama in the White House with Harry Reid and ineffective Republicans running congress. The problems they are creating will still with us in the new year… but that is all outside of each one of us. The new beginning is within each one of us, if will give it space.

In his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey’s tells us that public victories are invariably preceded by private, internal victories. Before we can change the world around us, we need to overcome ourselves. We need to master our own inertia. That is the bad habits such as watching television rather than taking real action, hesitancy to speak up, failure to seek necessary knowledge and all sorts of other behaviors that keep us from doing and being what we were created to be. Everyone of us who is not pleased with what we accomplished over the past year… whether it be in the personal, business or political sphere is most likely aware of one or more factors holding them back… if we are completely honest with ourselves.

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Panic In The Markets

Posted by Larry Miller on October 14, 2013 under Why | Read the First Comment

A few days ago, we witnessed a panic in the markets like we have never seen before. No, it wasn’t the robber barons of Wall Street worried that the Federal Reserve would stop pouring counterfeit dollars into the financial markets. This time it was people attempting to use their EBT cards to buy groceries, and whatever else they slip through the system, up to and including lap dances.

It’s unclear whether it was a glitch in the program, or if it was system maintenance. Although, in defense of IT departments, even those within the government, no one does maintenance on a major system in the middle of the day unless major problems have occurred. The point is that people took their shopping carts to the check out line and found their government cards did not work. This was the same for the single mother with no cash trying to buy milk for her children and the welfare queens who have made a career out of milking the taxpayers wallets.

Even though the shutdown only lasted about a day and a half, there was no indication initially when the money drought would end. In the case of either card holder, it was just a hint of what may be coming when reality sets in that the government really does run out of other people’s money, and the Fed stops making it up out of thin air.

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NSA Domestic Spying “Built On Lies”

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on August 18, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

[Editor's note: Some readers have reservations about the InfoWars program.  They do have some interesting views, however, they are not alone in their evaluation.  Breitbart and Reuters concur.   It would behoove us to see what they have to say.]

Kit Daniels recently wrote a brief but very enlightening news story on InfoWars.com:

“On the August 6 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Dr. Ron Paul responded to this very straightforward statement which appeared in a recent New York Times article:

“‘Some analysts and Congressional officials suggested Friday that emphasizing a terrorist threat now was a good way to divert attention from the uproar over the N.S.A.’s data-collection programs, and that if it showed the intercepts had uncovered a possible plot, even better.’

“‘Well, it’s not amazing that this is the truth,’ Paul said in response. ‘It’s amazing, I think, that the New York Times would admit it.’

“Paul went on to say that the NSA’s claim of saving Americans from dozens of terrorist attacks is simply rhetoric to prove that the agency’s massive spying on Americans is a good thing.

“‘Their (the NSA officials) claimed successes are all built on lies,’ Paul said.

Paul referred to NSA Deputy Director John Inglis’ admission that the agency’s warrantless wiretapping only prevented maybe one terrorist plot and even that one is questionable, which contradicts the NSA’s earlier claim of 54 thwarted plots.

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Much Ado About… A Rodeo Clown

Posted by Larry Miller on August 14, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

We know Barack Obama is thin skinned. We’ve seen him get all riled up about the slightest sign of disrespect or joking about him or his plans for our land. But now we see his supporters going crazy over joking by a rodeo clown. The clown was helping to put on a show for the audience and did nothing that had not been done when George W. Bush was in office. The hypocrisy of these people is astounding. Before we look into their over reaction to this tom foolery, let’s look at what a rodeo clown is and the bravery these men show on a daily basis… to be sure, they are not circus clowns.

As you can see, the primary function of a rodeo clown is to protect bronco and bull riders when they come down from these animals that don’t want them there in the first place. Race drivers are in a hazardous profession, but when they crash, the car doesn’t come back to run them over. However, a bull is not so civilized. The clowns job is to distract the 1500 to 2000 pound animal so the rider can escape to safety or, on occasion, free the riders hand gets hung up in the rope and he cannot dismount. At times like these, riders have been flopped around like a rag doll until the clown jumps in to release his hand. These guys are not wussified jokesters like Bill Maher. They are men who play a dangerous game and are worthy of respect… even if one doesn’t understand why someone would mount an angry 2000 pound animal that doesn’t want him there. From what I’ve seen of these guys, I don’t know what they get paid, but, it’s not enough.

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What’s With The Republicans?

Posted by Larry Miller on July 30, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

It’s difficult to know what to make of our political world. We have the Democrats doing what Democrats do to take from the productive Americans and give to their loyal followers… sort of like Robin Hood in reverse. Traditionally the Republicans have been the loyal opposition. Loyal to the country and opposed to the Dems destructive policies. However, lately things have not been so clear, and it is disturbing to consider why.

We have a majority of Americans making known they want no part of ObamaKare. We have the people clamoring for answers as to why nothing was done to save the four who died in Benghazi. We have an out of control Internal Revenue Service that targets the political enemies of the president. These stories are just the tip of the scandalous goings on in the District of Columbia. Yet, the Republican leadership, other than making a few verbal swipes, does little to stem the tide of dishonesty and destruction sweeping our nation.

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Should The Church Keep Up With The Times?

Posted by Larry Miller on June 25, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

There are many calling for the Christian church in it’s many and varied manifestations to understand that times have changed and they need to get in step with today’s culture. This advice often comes from those who have nothing to do with the church and have no idea of what the basis for the Christian faith is all about. Worse, sometimes it comes from some within the church. They tell us we need to be relevant to today’s world – that old fashioned ideas of sin and redemption will not appeal to younger people. They say we should just talk about God’s love.

If we were talking about a service club like Rotary or Kiwanis, there may be some virtue to this thinking. Some organizations are facing diminishing membership and may benefit from updated thinking. However those telling Christians of the need to change their message show they have no understanding what the body of believers is and what it stands for.

If, as the Bible tells us, we are God’s representatives on earth, we need to consider that, while we have been given authority over the powers of darkness, we have not been given the authority to change the message. It is the height of audacity to believe it is acceptable for the church to change its preaching to make people feel warm and fuzzy.

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Is There Anyone We Can Trust?

Posted by Larry Miller on June 19, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

When I saw the story of investigators in the crash of TWA flight 800 back in 1996 that took the lives of all 230 on board wanting to reopen the case, it got me to thinking. At the time, the official story was that static electricity ignited fuel fumes. It seemed a little far fetched but that was all the public was permitted to hear.

These investigators are now confident that it was some sort of missile that brought down the plane. They found explosive residue on one of the wings, but were prevented from following through on that part of the investigation. My memory does not serve me to recall everything else that was going on at the time, but for some reason, this information was not to be made available for public consumption.

I understand that national security sometimes necessitates secrecy, but it appears that keeping the truth from the public has become second nature to our government. Back in the days following the tragedy off the coast of Long Island, one wonders if Americans would have demanded some sort of response if they found out the crash was the result of Islamic terrorists? Would they have have been outraged that the president was paying more attention to a White House intern than keeping their nation safe. Would we have been more aware of the dangers of radical Islam to the point where the 911 attack would have been prevented? We will never know.

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The Somebody Else Principle

Posted by Larry Miller on May 9, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

I guess it’s human nature to sit around and complain about how bad things are. It certainly is easier than getting up off the couch and doing something about a problem. It is less risky to fuss and fume than to join the battle. This is why we hear the all-to-common refrain, “somebody ought to do something about…” whatever the problem being discussed is.

How often have each of us seen something going on and commented “why doesn’t somebody say something?” or “why doesn’t somebody do something?” We Americans have become accustomed to letting someone else take care of our problems. That’s why we have the government, some would say, but as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that workin’ out for you?”

I’m reminded of a routine by the late comedian, Stanley Myron Handelman, where he talked about standing in line at a butcher shop with a lady in front of him who ordered some meat and had someone cut in front of her and take her order. When she tried to get back in line, she was pushed to the ground. Handelman’s response: “I was getting madder by the minute”.

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Obama’s Biggest Crime

Posted by Larry Miller on March 21, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

[Editors note: This article was originally published in June of 2010. It is even more true today.]

Barack Hussein Obama has done his best to turn our country into a place only a European socialist or communist could love. Even worse than his intended destruction of the best health care system in the world, or his presiding over the annihilation of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico or his intention to make our energy costs skyrocket – in spite of the other economic pressures caused by his mishandling of the economy, is one crime that exceeds even these debacles of leadership. He has guided this country in a direction that appears to be designed to stick the governmental thumb into the eye of everyday Americans… the kind who have made this country work for more than two centuries.

And how have many reacted to this Chicago thug giving jobs to cheap labor coming into this country illegally or taking their money and giving to all sorts of people and purposes unacceptable to the American value system? He has turned the normally happy and charitable citizens into angry subjects, distrustful of the government that is supposed to be looking after their welfare. The people understand that they are nothing but resources for his grand scheme of social reorganization.

The incensed population no longer has the happiness and optimism that once typified America. Some leaders have the ability to take people in difficult situations and buck them up to restore their confidence and ability to beat their circumstances and lack of confidence. This “leader” has taken another tack. He is telling us that we should not have had our prosperity at the expense of the rest of the world and the under performers in our own society. To the Obamessiah, economic justice is sufficient cause to bring this hardship on the American people… to the point where he is taking no steps to correct the situation.

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Why Does God Allow…?

Posted by Larry Miller on July 3, 2012 under Why | Be the First to Comment

This past week we saw terrible flooding along the gulf coast. We saw my own state of Virginia pounded by severe storms that sent trees crashing though homes and doing all sorts of other damage. Then, we have wild fires in Colorado and through out the western states. In addition to these events, we have personal tragedies like a mother killed when a tow truck crossed a hundred foot wide median and obliterated her vehicle near my home. It’s enough to make anyone wonder how a loving and caring god could allow such terrible things to happen to the people he created with much care.

People have also wondered why, after much work and prayer, our country has been saddled with a government that is more hostile to Christians than any other in our history, or why the Supreme Court has done such awful things to our people.

Books have been written on this topic and I don’t pretend to have the insights of many learned and respected theologians, but there are some things that are obvious to anyone with the courage to seriously look, not only at the events, but at ourselves as well. There seem to be basically two types of people who raise questions like this, and the answers are related.

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Meeting A Crisis – Two Approaches, Two Outcomes

Posted by Larry Miller on June 12, 2012 under How | Read the First Comment

Two recent news stories concerning people in crisis shows the relative effectiveness of two strategies people use in dealing with emergency situations. The first story made national news, quite possibly because the bleeding hearts in the formerly mainstream media believed a man from Texas went too far in saving his daughter from being molested in a horse barn.

Police and witnesses seem to be agreement with his story that he was outside the barn and heard the four year old girl screaming. He ran inside and saw an acquaintance of his attacking the girl. Doing what any father who loved his family would do, he threw the man off his child and hit him several times. Unfortunately, for the would be rapist, he hit is head on something a little more solid than his skull and he died… something he most likely did not count on.

The second illustration comes from the tragic death of Jacqueline Gardner who was attacked in the hallway outside her apartment. Her live in boyfriend heard noises out in the hall and looked through the peep hole in the door. He saw a man choking her. Doing what any red blooded metrosexual man of today would do, he stayed in the apartment and called 911. By the time he got off the phone, the assailants were gone and Gardner lay dying of a gun shot wound near the door of her home. Then the police, who generally do a fine job, but cannot be everywhere at once, came around and took crime scene photographs.

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Living In Peace And Harmony – Is It Possible?

Posted by Larry Miller on June 11, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

I’m sure most everyone has seen bumper stickers that simply say Coexist with the word spelled out using symbols of various religions. It is a pleasant sentiment embraced by people who have no concept of evil in the world… almost invariably the sticker is displayed by liberals who believe that people are basically good and only do bad things because we have not provided the proper conditions for them.

The problem is that it difficult to coexist with people that want to kill you. They want you to die and you want to continue to live. This can be a source of conflict. It is also true that you have a hard time living with people that want to take what you possess. Unless you are willing to give away everything and impoverish yourself, this too can be a source of conflict.

This thinking is most often found in the minds of internationalists who try to understand why people are trying to kill us. The guilt ridden liberals assume that it is something we have done to bring about this hostility. Of course our country has done plenty to annoy petty dictators around the world and even some of our friends. Unfortunately, lately we’ve begun making nice with these dictators and purposely giving our friends the short end of the negotiating stick. The people with the coexistence mindset somehow cannot comprehend that there could basic differences that would cause people to destroy their own lives and the lives of thousands of others by flying planes into buildings strapping bombs to themselves and mingling in crowds.

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A Day With The Space Men

Posted by Larry Miller on June 5, 2012 under Why | Read the First Comment

A recent visit to the Kennedy Space Center brought back some memories of past triumphs and tragedies in the US Space program. Through the video presentations we were taken back to the day when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. On July 21, 1969, the entire world was watching… at home and on televisions set up for public viewing, from Paris to Tokyo, people watched spell bound as the lunar module inched its way to the moon’s surface. They cheered when Armstrong’s foot touched the surface and he uttered the immortal words, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

This expression of support and admiration for American achievement came at a time when our country was mired in a war that was not always popular abroad and a source of violent protest by leftists at home. The US was the undisputed leader in space exploration… and we were admired for it. There was no need to apologize for doing something extremely difficult extremely well. In fact, when President Kennedy set the goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the 60′s, he said we would do these things “not because they are easy but because they are hard”.

The space program cost a lot of money, but yielded all sorts of new technology that improves all our lives every day… but, perhaps the greatest thing it did, was to bring us together, and give us a sense of national pride and achievement. About the only ones who remained unimpressed were the malcontents who wanted to turn us into a socialist failure to like their European friends or, worse yet, fall in line with the Viet Cong and ARVN who were killing our young men in the rice paddies and jungles of southeast Asia.

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The Regulated Society

Posted by Larry Miller on February 20, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

Over the past years, even under more benevolent administrations, we have seen increases in regulations tampering with ever growing areas of our lives. We have just recently felt the heat and aggravation as they have been coming at an ever increasing rate in recent years. We have more to blame for this than a renegade president and his henchmen.

We have found ourselves in a situation where there is a lawyer behind every business conversation, from employment interview to water cooler. Our food is relentlessly controlled, tested and “approved”. Our cars are in the process of becoming miniscule, underperforming death traps – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. What brought us to this enslaved condition? Why are we permitting this continue?

The fact is, at this point we have no other alternative. We have brought it upon ourselves. It has been truly said that if don’t have internal guidance, it will be imposed on us from the outside. In the past, there was a Christian consensus. Even those who did not claim to be followers of Christ, still tended to operate by the values of the Book.

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Resolution Or Decision

Posted by Larry Miller on January 1, 2012 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Now is the time so many people feel the necessity to make New Years resolutions. Somewhere between one and six weeks into the new year most of these resolutions are broken. Why is this? I would like to propose a few thoughts for your consideration.

Let’s start with the timing. If some sort of change were really necessary and it was desired strongly enough, why wait until the beginning of a new year. If, for some reason, your doctor tells you to cut boiled artichokes from your diet, those who value our health would cut them out immediately, not wait until the end of the year.

Next we can look at the content of most resolutions. Most tend to revolve around ourselves and things we couldn’t bring ourselves to do any other way. For several years I was a member at a local fitness facility… a gym. Come January, the place would be packed, but by mid February, it would be back to normal. So many wanted to be in better shape, and they took the first step in signing up for a gym membership. Yet, when they found out about the work involved in getting into shape, enthusiasm and commitment faded rapidly.

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Prayer Controversy at Flagpole Erupts at Florida School

Posted by Guest Writer on November 9, 2011 under How | Read the First Comment

seeyouatthepoleLiberty Counsel

Jacksonville, FL – Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the Clay County School District, demanding it stop interfering with constitutionally protected prayer prior to the start of the school day. For some time, students, some teachers, and community members have voluntarily gathered at the Flagpole at Clay Elementary School to pray prior to the start of the school day. But the district buckled under pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which alleged that the district must stop the prayer. The FFRF demanded that all prayer at the flagpole cease immediately, stating that “it is grossly inappropriate.” In response, Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the district setting forth the law.

The district cannot prohibit constitutionally protected religious speech or prayer during individuals’ free time. The United States Department of Education has issued guidelines addressing constitutionally protected prayer, entitled “Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.” These guidelines state in part:

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Washington’s Farewell Address 1796 Part II

Posted by Larry Miller on October 26, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

George Washington[As he left public life, George Washington had serious concerns for the country he helped bring into being. He had surprising insights into the situations this new nation would face and (often ignored) advice on avoiding pitfalls that have destroyed other nations in the past. The language is difficult to comprehend at times, but we can learn from his wisdom or we can continue to ignore it at our peril.]

It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.

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Washington’s Farewell Address 1796 Part I

Posted by Larry Miller on October 25, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

George Washington[As he left public life, George Washington had serious concerns for the country he helped bring into being. He had surprising insights into the situations this new nation would face and (often ignored) advice on avoiding pitfalls that have destroyed other nations in the past. The language is difficult to comprehend at times, but we can learn from his wisdom or we can continue to ignore it at our peril.]

Friends and Citizens:

The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.

I beg you, at the same time, to do me the justice to be assured that this resolution has not been taken without a strict regard to all the considerations appertaining to the relation which binds a dutiful citizen to his country; and that in withdrawing the tender of service, which silence in my situation might imply, I am influenced by no diminution of zeal for your future interest, no deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness, but am supported by a full conviction that the step is compatible with both.

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Strong Defense: Strong America

Posted by Larry Miller on October 12, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Congressman Randy Forbes[I received this from Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-4) and this information comes straight from the Armed Services Committee. It is a short piece but it summarizes where our military is today versus twenty years ago. This is important in view of the fact that the big government types are looking to chop even more from the defense budget to keep funds available for all the social and regulatory programs so dear to their heart.]

by Congressman Randy Forbes

Military leaders have described U.S. forces as on the “ragged edge.”  What does this mean? Let’s take a look:

The United States has a shrinking force. In 1990, the U.S. had a 546-ship Navy; today we have 288. The U.S. had 76 Army brigades in 1990; today we have 45. Two decades ago, the Air Force had twice as many fighter squadrons and bombers as today.

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The United Nations Has Become the Theater of the Absurd

Posted by Guest Writer on September 27, 2011 under Why | 2 Comments to Read

Benjamin Netanyahufrom Liberty Counsel

New York, NY – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reference to the United Nations as the “theater of the absurd” is an apt description of an organization that was designed to bring peace among nations. The UN has lost its legitimacy in light of recent events.

Rather than entertain a request for statehood of the Palestinian Authority (PA), presented Friday by Mahmoud Abbas, the UN should reject it outright. The PA’s request for statehood includes the Gaza strip, Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank), and the Golan Heights, but the PA does not control the West Bank or the Golan Heights, where hundreds of thousands of Israelis live and where Israel provides security. How can the UN entertain a request for statehood on land not controlled by the entity making the application?

Abbas and the PA sanction terrorism against Jews and refuse to recognize the right of Israel to exist. Like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, Abbas denies the Holocaust. Abbas, using his other name, Abu Mazen, studied at the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where he earned a doctorate degree and wrote a dissertation entitled, “The Other Side: The Secret Relations Between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement,” in which he attempted to prove that the Nazi Holocaust of Jews never occurred. As Abbas denies the Holocaust of the Jews, refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist, and sponsors terrorism against innocent Jews, he is in the same company as Hitler or other leaders of genocide. Read more of this article »

Help Save Tony The Tiger

Posted by Larry Miller on July 10, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

tonytargetIf the folks in Washington have there way, I am about to loose an old childhood friend. Tony the Tiger was not only a grrrreat intermission friend during Saturday morning cartoons – back when they were permitted to actually be funny, but he adorned the package of one of my favorite cereals, Sugar Frosted Flakes. Another of my favorites bore the picture of the small screen version Wild Bill Hickock – that was Sugar Corn Pops. Now both products have faded to Frosted Flakes and Corn Pops to the pleasure of our overseers in the nation’s capitol.

Those over educated imbeciles, appointed by the president have taken there research, and, primarily, their opinions to be the gospel of human survival and are preaching it to all who will listen, and imposing it on those who won’t. It is to those who won’t bow down at the altar of governmental desire that they feel the government’s power is needed to persuade them of the error their ways in the area of dietary righteousness.

Rules are being formulated that will compel companies like Kelloggs, Mars, and even the good old Girl Scouts to fall into line with the edicts from above, or loose the ability to advertise the offending products or promote them in any way. As with much activity from the current regime, they are doing this outside the legislative will of the people, or even congress. Read more of this article »

Civility?

Posted by Larry Miller on July 8, 2011 under How | Read the First Comment

Michelle BachmannAfter the tragic shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords which claimed the lives of several others, including Federal District Judge John Roll, the progressive left screamed for a return to a level of civility. The civility they were demanding was from their opponents apparently, as they made no move in this direction themselves. The fact that Judge Roll was at the center of the Arizona immigration law dispute, and may actually have been the primary target is beside the point when our socialist opponents want to make the most of a crisis or tragedy.

As we moved forward from that calamity in Tuscon, the left kept up their vicious and, largely unfounded, attacks on anyone exhibiting even a minor degree of common sense. During that time the semi-loyal opposition maintained, in general, a more gentlemanly and ladylike demeanor, refusing to call the regime and its’ supporters on the vile and disgusting behavior and speech visible on the nightly news and in the blogosphere.

In some ways it is a credit to these American patriots that they did not stoop to the level of their opponents. Their behavior was usually measured and circumspect. In some ways it makes one wonder if they take the battle to save our republic as seriously and those who stand against our liberties do. As I noted before, their behavior was usually measured and circumspect – except when it came to dealing with opponents from within their own camp. Read more of this article »

The Money Has Been Spent!

Posted by Larry Miller on June 29, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

Barack Hussein ObamaWatching Barack Hussein Obama’s press conference this afternoon, I saw him say basically, “We spent the money suckers, now you have to come up with the bucks.” Now those weren’t his exact words, but he was saying “The money has been spent!” Which is partially true. Much has been committed, but not has been spent. He, his gang of thieves, and the previous administration have committed and over committed the taxpayers to all sorts of bills that many of us were adamantly opposed to.

He is acting like there is no changing the commitments, when in reality there is. We are told that there are some discretionary expenses, and entitlements which cannot be touched. Here is where he is wrong! Giveaways were passed and they can be repealed… and they can be adjusted. Progressives act as if one of their foolish expenses, once passed, can never be changed. He and his socialist advisors cannot conceive of putting a stop to such foolish spending as giving our dollars, our borrowed dollars, to countries that hate us. They cannot comprehend cutting off funds for such foolishness as gay film festivals in foreign venues, or hair brained research by the academic community. Once again we are back to the “We spent the money already suckers… now you pay for it!”

He was talking about the so-called August 2 deadline when we will have supposedly reached the point where we cannot pay our bills as a nation. He cannot comprehend, he says, cutting back on any of the commitments of taxpayer dollars that he and his cronies have made. He would rather drive us deeper into debt than take the actions necessary to extract us from the pit of indebtedness. Read more of this article »

Full Faith and Credit

Posted by Guest Writer on May 5, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

geithner[I received this from Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-4) about the national debt and the debt ceiling strawman the administration has set before us. This type of wisdom is a rarity inside the beltway.]

In the weeks since Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s warning that the U.S. would hit its debt limit of $14.3 trillion by May 16, debate about whether to increase the debt ceiling has exploded.

The most inflammatory rhetoric we’re hearing is the threat that failure to raise the debt limit would automatically cause the U.S. to default on our national debt. This claim, thankfully, is baseless.

Whether or not the debt ceiling is raised, the federal government collects significantly more revenue than it needs to fulfill U.S. debt obligations. According to projections for next year, interest payments on our national debt will represent 6.5% of total federal government expenditures, and tax revenue will cover about 67% of all government spending. Thus, if the debt ceiling is reached, the government will still have ten times as much revenue as it needs to make debt payments. The only way the U.S. will immediately default upon reaching the debt ceiling is if the government actively chooses to do so by not making debt payments. Read more of this article »

Who Can We Trust?

Posted by Larry Miller on May 3, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

binladMany say that distrust of the government began with Richard Nixon’s version of the imperial presidency. His insecurities got the better of him as he had his minions break into DNC Headquarters on an intelligence gathering mission. When the world found out about the Watergate adventure, he compounded his mistake by building a web of deceit that fed the young leftist chosen inability to “trust anyone over thirty”.

Perhaps those of us who supported President Nixon share some of the blame for not holding him accountable as through his re-election campaign where we all knew about the whole affair, but didn’t care too much as we believed a possibly more honest old school liberal Hubert H. Humphrey would have been a worse choice. Among these supporters, pretty much all was forgiven as the brutal Christmas bombings drove the North Vietnamese to the Paris bargaining table… only to have the wussies at the State Department snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

The irony is that these same people who protested most vociferously are now the puppet masters of the current administration who has raised the art of prevarication to levels rarely seen inside the beltway. While we can’t condone lying to the American people, I find Nixon’s deceitfulness slightly less offensive as he got caught with his hand in the Democrat cookie jar and, he was fighting for his political survival and was not intentionally attempting to damage or destroy our country. Obama, on the other hand has used the duplicitous strategy from day one to conceal his despicable designs from the trusting people who elected him to the country’s highest office. Yet, a lie is a lie is a lie, and all damage the country. Read more of this article »

Preparation Is The Key

Posted by Larry Miller on April 3, 2011 under How | Read the First Comment

Fed_Res_Sys_logoWe see the world we once knew… the safe, secure world where America, with it’s Christian values, stood for truth and justice… slipping away and becoming the very thing we once stood against. We have moved from a society that valued the individual and his contributin to society whose leadership values group think and mindless compliance with the edicts they issue telling us poor misguided souls how we should live.

In addition to the social havoc they have wreaked on our land, they have brought us one fiscal failure after another. More people are out of work. More people have given up trying to find work. And they are just getting started. We Americans are living in a world where many think nothing bad will happen to us – and they are wrong.

For many, the awakening began during the Vietnam War where the politicians threw away the lives of over fifty thousand of our fine young people because they were afraid to defeat the communist dictators. We were once again jarred from our stupor by the September 11 attacks – but it was not long before we were back fighting a mortal enemy by shopping at the malls so the bad guys would not win. A little later, Hurricane Katrina showed us the incompetence at various levels of government who we depend upon to save us from the big bad world. Yet, we still did not learn. Read more of this article »

This Is How It’s Done!

Posted by Larry Miller on March 13, 2011 under How | Read the First Comment


Some shy away from Rand Paul because traditional Republicans get nervous around people that actually believe something and speak up about it… going after the prevaricating bureaucrats rather than treating them with the deference of fellow club members. To my thinking, even his approach was tepid when measured against the damage done to our country.

Yet Paul is setting the pace as the new legislators move into the seats of power inside the beltway. They have been sent to Washington to rock the boat and turn the government back into an organization working for the people who pay taxes and suffer from excessive and unrestrained regulation and interference. This hearing was one small skirmish in the battle to regain our freedom. Rand Paul cannot this win the battle alone. Read more of this article »

The Last Blast

Posted by Larry Miller on March 1, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

shuttleA few days back I watched one of the final launches of the US space shuttle program. Watching the powerful engines fire and the massive ship lift off the launch pad brought back memories of the triumphs and failures of the entire space program. I thought back to the day our seventh grade class filed into the school auditorium to watch Alan Shepard blast into space from Cape Canaveral on the first brief flight of an American into space. We weren’t sure if we were going to witness triumph or tragedy. As we returned to our classes, we were proud to be Americans and, probably, half of us wanted to be astronauts.

Over the years the space program cost the US taxpayers dearly, and paid us back with many technological advances that came from American ingenuity and pride in our country. Our astronauts became heroes to the young and old alike. These were men who tempted death as the explored the final frontier. Many came through unscathed. Some did not and were mourned by the nation who saw them as champions who carried our national prestige and honor into the international arena where we were constantly challenged by the Russian bear.

Although, NASA is a government agency giving government contracts, and, most assuredly, there was the all to common rape of the taxpayer, it gave us all something to make us feel good and proud to be Americans… that is, except for those looking out solely to loot their fellow citizens bank accounts. Read more of this article »

The Somebody Else Principle

Posted by Larry Miller on January 30, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

handelmanI guess it’s human nature to sit around and complain about how bad things are. It certainly is easier than getting up off the couch and doing something about a problem. It is less risky to fuss and fume than to join the battle. This is why we hear the all-to-common refrain, “somebody ought to do something about…” whatever the problem being discussed is.

How often have each of us seen something going on and commented “why doesn’t somebody say something?” or “why doesn’t somebody do something?” We Americans have become accustomed to letting someone else take care of our problems. That’s why we have the government, some would say, but as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that workin’ out for you?”

I’m reminded of a routine by the late comedian, Stanley Myron Handelman, where he talked about standing in line at a butcher shop with a lady in front of him who ordered some meat and had someone cut in front of her and take her order. When she tried to get back in line, she was pushed to the ground. Handelman’s response: “I was getting madder by the minute”. Read more of this article »